L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sun 5 Feb 2017 05:54
I am nchorein Mimiwhngata Bay , Whangaruru Harbour .. Clear but very cold water allowed me to dive to inspect the underwater hull . Shock . A mass of coral and shell worst on the stern and binding the prop . No wonder the motor here was slow . I ve been diving in 30 minutre slots clearing it all off with a scraper and then wiping it and the sludge on the eaterline . Should notice a difference when I move on tomorrow . Hot and sunny and the wind has dropped . last night we rolled a little which being out of practice disturbed sleep .Telephoned Penny and all is well at Home . Expect to arrive Bay of islands on Tuesday and berth on Wednesday to fit sails etc